170 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Yahoo still going?
Dont know anyone who uses it.
Simple economics, US firms used to save money on Indian outsourcing then Indian wages skyrocketed so no there is no benefit to the US. They now simply move the jobs back onshore to US citizens. Bye bye India.
Thank God for O2
Live in Wales and had Vodafone which used to work then they seemed to cull their network so no it barely gets signal anywhere outside a major town. O2 still works in the wild. Worth the money.
Microsoft will have to cover the cost of fixing said bricked Xbox's as owners can claim a child was messing about with the controller and they happened to hit the sequence shown.
Tax avoidance = lower prices
Simple equation really, Amazon works on really small margins so the less tax it pays the lower our prices. We are already paying 20% VAT as well as having been taxed on the income to begin with. How about the Govt spends a lot less then we can decide for ourselves what to spend it on?
I thought the only people who shop at Dixons are the ones who use Wonga and Cash converters? I dont think Wonga will lend 68k?
Thought they could do it themselves with several hundred contractors. Epic fail.
Maybe the Guardian will print the details since they seem to hate the UK so much.
Are you listening Cameron?
I wonder if Cameron realises the fact if there is a blackout all his voters will desert to a party which promises to keep the lights on? I'm amazed he has allowed our coal powered plants to be shut with nothing to replace it. Europe is committed to Economic suicide with the Lib Dems as the main cheerleaders.
NHS part 2
Pity the poor middle class Americans suffering UK style NHS. Pay for the best but end up queuing behind those who havent paid for a crappy third world service. Welcome to communism.
So a few people have a hobby which could be replaced by using a phone and then allowing the majority to use wifi. Why is the country always run for the benefit of a minority rather than the majority?
English taxpayers giving money to Scotland so they can subsidise jobs at the expense of England. Why dont the English get a vote on an independent Scotland?
Hopefully milestone based payments?
But I doubt it is.....
Break up BT
Split infrastructure from services but they wont because BT has many billions pension deficit which if it goes bust sits with the Government due to the contract when privatised. I love bailing out unionised pensions.
Isnt it time the EU told Micorsoft they have to keep patching as they have a monopoly. Either that or they must give the source code to a third party who can charge for updates. Microsoft cannot be a monopoly and then expect to get away for free.
Insulting certain people is a crime, there is no such thing as free speech in the UK. This merely extends the principle further such that only pre-approved words may be used. Thin end of the wedge.
TV - Iplayer
Use the internet on the TV for Iplayer and Lovefilm but never for the web.
I was only looking for Paperboy and Defender for my phone this week.
How about prosecuting Google for giving links to the torrents?
Will buy it
Currently on the trial version and have to say its so much better than the keyboard my S3 came with. Worth 2 quid!
You only buy a new operating system when you buy a new PC. Who cares if it has Windows 7 or 8, I will pick the cheapest.
Finally got rid of the work BB with a Galaxy S3 and pretty much everyone I know is doing the same.
Cant afford it?
If we cant afford to look after these places maybe we should let them go? The Foreign office likes to pretend it still rules the world but it doesnt.
$1.5bn to go an do some experiments on Mars. How about spending that amount on a cure for cancer, who cares if there was life on Mars in the past. Its irrelevant!
Still have to google to find options in Excel
Should have learned from the disaster of office 2007 what pissing around with the UI does.
Break up BT
Should be like the electric, one company manages the network (highly regulated) whilst service companies offer competing offerings for the customer. BT gets away with it as it has a huge pension deficit which would crystalise if this happened which neither the Govt or the unions want (as their defined benefit pension would close). The public are being ripped off to pay for overpaid employees just as in most of the public sector.
Less than 2 years
Employed less than 2 years so no such thing as unfair dismissal. I wonder how much "extra" she put on, most likely a lot.
How can it possibly cost 2bn to put a catapult on it? Whats it made of, solid gold? Sounds like someone changed their mind and the only way to get the politicians to fall for it was to make up a massive number. All this so some Scottish union members can keep their jobs.....
Can death get any worse?
Not only died, possibly horribly in a bag. But then his web viewing history is revealed to the world plus a video of him waggling his arse. Ouch.
Mine is on the list
Still using mine, had a couple of other players but they break so i go back to the nano! Hopefully a new battery on the way!!!
About the value of the pension deficit then.....
If I recall correctly, Allentown was famous for steelmaking. So all the workers should be used to the heat?
Why does BT still control the infrastructure? I guess its because their whopping pension deficit is covered by the UK Govt......
They cant even build a simple payment system, the chances that they can identify and match data from the internet to tax records is pretty slim!!!
Provide an option for customers to be able to opt put of having their data seen by anyone outside of the EU. This would shut down outsourcing overnight.
They wouldnt need the serial number as they could work this out once they had monitored a user entering their pin + number as they could check which serial number provided that number at the specific time the user entered it.
Seems like RSA keys are pretty useless against the Chinese....
Free Speech laws
The sooner they pass a free speech law the better. Time for the fascist lefties to be thrown out.
Didnt bother with Iplayer until it came as an option on my PS3 and discovered an amazing piece of technology. Very little buffering and a great picture, I now watch most of the tv via iplayer. As the piece says it would be good if they had it for the ipad.
Every time I got to the airport long term parking it uses this automatic number plate reader and always confuses a 0 for D. In that case the scanner is no more than a few feet away. Quite how a scanner 30 ft up a pole can read it in bad weather is beyond me!
Funny how Japan has far less crime and Tokyo feels safe no matter what time of day you are there.
You would be surprised at how many in the UK support the death penalty! I still cannot work out how someone who takes another life gets a "life" sentence yet is out after 10 years.......
So they have bought the plans for a V1 from the internet and think they are onto a winner! No doubt Israel could shoot it down with their current defence system so the only threat would be if iran filled it with biological/chemical weapons in which case bye bye Iran.
So this effectively says that salary sacrifice is actually a sale of services to employees! How long before they decide giving someone a job is giving them a service and so subject to VAT. Labour wanted to put an extra 1% on employers NI, here seems a great opportunity to add an 20% tax from January.
Simple way to reduce energy usage is to keep putting energy prices up. After seeing my gas bill this winter I'm looking to move to a warmer country and thus reduce my energy use......... thieving gits.
Cant they use a fan? Seems a bit of a faff to get the air con fixed!
The reality tv show idea got me wondering how low the odds would be before people didnt apply. I bet 100-1 would get loads of applications. Even 50-1 would be full. I reckon around 15-1 would be the lowest...... great idea though!
Now you know why most companies wont use open source software in business..... it could suddenly become not quite open source and they get sued for billions.
Oracle is doing Microsoft and the other giants a massive favour with this.
So many cars in London are not registered to the driver and many dont even have insurance or tax. How about having some police to pull them over and remove their cars as cameras arent going to stop these idiots.
Noticed on last nights QI they bleeped out the word fuck even though it was on after 10pm. They seemed to allow shit though...... The UK is now so PC.
Ah yes, the same lot who wrote off the UK economy in the 20th century and now about to try their best to finish the job in the 21st.
If they dont like their salary they can go and get another job. Simples.
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